About Planet of the Apes
As a company that has successfully launched games designed after well-known brands and famous movies, NetEnt has been unwavering in the path to develop more titles after movie franchise. One of the latest addition to join this portfolio is Planet of the Apes video slot.
The result of the partnership between 20th Century Fox and NetEnt has resulted in a video slot game that’s filled with bonus features and sky-high prices that are as crazy and insane as the speaking apes in the movie itself. In this game, you are promised of payouts that amount to a maximum of 3,000x your bet in a single spin.
Planet of the Apes Slot Mechanics
Before you get caught up in the thrilling action, we think it’s best for you to go through some of the game’s mechanics.
Planet of the Apes video slot features ten reels 40 paylines. This already says how special this game is as the reels are twice as much as what other video slot games have to offer. And we didn’t just like the game for the aesthetics, no! The game is designed in a way that you can win even the largest bet with the least amount of bet.
Bets start from a low of €0.02 and climax at a maximum price of €200 for every spin. On the ten reels, you are bound to come across symbols (images) picked straight from the movie itself in addition to playing cards. The most important symbol that you should, however, wish that it appears on the reel is the Planet of Apes slot logo. It has the highest payout in the game – 1,000× your bet – if you manage to land five similar symbols on an active payline.
What appealed some of our team members to try out Planet of the Apes was the frequent payouts that the game offered. With a Return to Player percentage of roughly 96.3%, you are assured of consistent payouts throughout the gaming session. This ensures that your bankroll is consistently healthy throughout the game.
With the new slot format, there has also been plenty of new in-game features, more especially the bonus rounds. Let’s take a quick look at them below.
The Wild Symbol:
We all know that the wild symbol is the most important symbol in any video slot game. In Planet of the Apes video slot, there are two wild symbols.
On the left-hand side of the screen, there’s the circular gold ‘Wild’ while on the right-hand side of the screen, you have the circular red ‘Wild’ symbol. Each one of them can easily substitute for all the other symbols to form winning combinations.
In addition to completing wins through substitutions, the wild symbols pay out 40x, 150x, and 600x your wager if you manage to land 3, 4 or 5 on an active payline.
Stacked Wild Feature:
This only gets to happen when the wild symbols get to touch down on the Rise reels after which they will duplicate across the same reel of the Dawn reels and consequently giving you more winning chances.
Each of the set of reels in Planet of the Apes comes with its unique bonus game, and the Rise Bonus is triggered once the glowing gold symbol marked as the ‘Rise Bonus’ appears on the first reel. Once activated, it will instantly earn you wins for each human and ape symbol that appears on the reels.
This bonus game is triggered once the red ‘Dawn Bonus’ symbol land on the fifth reel. For only one spin, it will transform all the apes and humans on the reels into a single symbol to award you with extra prizes.
Free Spins Bonus:
There are also free spins included in the Planet of Apes slot labeled as the Dawn Free Spins bonus game. To activate it, you need to land three Dawn of the Planet of Apes scatter symbol on the right-hand side of the reels. Once active, you’ll be awarded 15 free spins and three extra wilds.
Continue collecting more wilds in the meters at the top of the reels until the meter is full to receive multipliers, three extra spins and turn any human symbol into wild symbols.
There are numerous features that we like in Planet of the Apes slot. They include:
- The two playing sections bring about two different plots and as such introduce a unique and thrilling gaming experience
- There are plenty of in-game bonuses and multipliers
- Frequent payouts that accompany the wide bet range will accommodate players of all sorts
- The crisp graphics and sleek animations create a cinematic gaming experience